Lecturer (BNSc General)

Lecturer (BNSc General)

RGN; RMN; BA (Nurse Education); RNT;
Master of Medical Science (Nursing);
PhD in Health Promotion;
Health and Wellness Certified Coach;
Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing Coaching

Patsy is a lecturer and programme Director of the BNSc (General Programme) within the Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies. She is a graduate of National University of Ireland, Galway with a PhD in Health Promotion. Her PhD thesis examined health behaviours of college students in the areas of physical activity, healthy eating and Psychological Well Being. Patsy is also a Certified Coach in Health and Wellness and has recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Well Being Coaching.

Patsy’s research interests include all areas involving Health and Well-Being, the Promotion of Physical, Mental and Psychological Well-being.  Coaching; Motivational Interviewing; Recovery approach to Mental Health Care.

Publication: McGloin H, O'Connell D, Glacken M, Mc Sharry P, Healy D, Winters-O'Donnell L, Crerand K, Gavaghan A, Doherty L. Patient Empowerment Using Electronic Telemonitoring With Telephone Support in the Transition to Insulin Therapy in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: Observational, Pre-Post, Mixed Methods Study J Med Internet Res 2020;22(5):e16161

Publication: Mc Sharry, P. (2019) How the Application of a Coaching Approach Can Facilitate the Implementation of the Recovery Framework in Mental Health Practice. Kingstown College Coaching Magazine/ Winter/2019.

Publication: Glacken, M., Murphy, T. ,O Grady, T. ,Mc Sharry, P.,  Gilrane, U.,  O Connell, D., Dolan, S., Mc Gloin, H., Healy, D., Mc Sharry, E., Healy-McGowan, S. Walsh-Gallagher, D. Jennings, C. (2019) Supporting Recovery in Mental Health – Mental health service- Your Service Your Review. St Angela’s College and HSE (Sligo Leitrim Mental Health Services).

Publication: Mc Sharry and Timmins (2017) Promoting Healthy lifestyle Behaviours and Well-being among Nursing Students Nursing Standard 31, 24, 51-61

Publication: Mc Sharry and Timmins (2016) An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Health and Well Being Module on Nursing Students' Health. Nurse Education Today 44, 26-32.

Publication: Healy D and Mc Sharry P (2011) Promoting self-awareness in undergraduate nursing students in relation to their health status and personal behaviours.  Nurse Education in Practice, Volume: 11, Issue: 4, Pages: 228-233


  • BNSC Curriculum Development Group
  • PG Dip Applied Health and Wellness Coaching Curriculum Development Group
  • PG Dip Community Mental Health Nursing Curriculum Development Group
  • Chair of the Practice Partnership Committee (general group)
  • Member of the Nursing Practice and Clinical Decision-Making Committee
  • Member of the Local Joint Working Group
  • Co-Chair of Healthy Club Committee with local GAA club